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Dr. Matthew Kam is a prolific public speaker who has given presentations on panels alongside C-level executives from Fortune 500 companies, Cabinet ministers and distinguished academics. He is frequently invited to deliver conference keynotes and invited talks at venues that include the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Ashoka, Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL), Games Developers Conference, Games for Change, Nokia, Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), Telefónica, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank and World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). Dr. Kam has also conducted guest lectures and seminars at universities around the world that include Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Indian Institute of Information Technology at Hyderabad (India), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Keynote @ K-12 Embodied Learning through Virtual & Augmented Reality (KELVAR) workshop at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2017 conference
March 19, 2017 – Los Angeles, California

Banquet speaker @ IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2016 (RO-MAN 2016)
August 26 – 31, 2016 – New York City, New York

Speaker @ panel on Virtual Reality in education at the Cyberlearning 2016 conference
June 5, 2016 – Arlington, Virginia

Speaker @ pre-CHI conference workshop on international research in emerging markets (jointly organized by Facebook and Google)
May 6, 2016 – Mountain View and Menlo Park, California

Teaching 1-week workshop on developing an educational technology implementation plan for 120+ deans, department heads, professors, principals, teachers and technology coordinators from 40+ local universities and schools @ Ateneo de Manila University
May 25-29, 2015 – Manila, Philippines

Conference program co-chair @ ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and International Development 2015 (ICTD 2015)
May 15-18, 2015 – Singapore, Singapore

Fast Company names Google as one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies of 2015 in education
February 9, 2015

Handbook of Mobile Learning (Berge and Muilenberg, eds.), which Kam contributed the final chapter to, received the 2014 AECT distance education book award: “The outstanding book published within the last three years that describes important aspects of distance education, theory or examples that can help others involved in distance education, or research on an important aspect of distance education.”
November 4-8, 2014 – Jacksonville, Florida

Opening keynote @ United States Department of State’s 3-week International Visitor Leadership Program on “Education in the Digital Age”
November 3, 2014 – Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to Dr. Zach Lewis-Landis for passing his doctoral defense!
Automated Tailoring of Clinical Performance Feedback in Low-Resource Settings
August 28, 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Dr. Anuj Kumar for passing his doctoral defense!
Enabling Non-Speech Experts to Develop Usable Speech-User Interfaces
July 25, 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Speaking on panel @ United States Department of State’s Tech@State symposium
Games for Learning
November 1, 2013 – Washington, D.C.

Presenting @ United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mobiles for Education Alliance International Symposium
English for Employment
October 16, 2013 – Washington, D.C.

Speaking on panel @ Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference
Low Tech Tools: How Smart is Your Dumb Phone?
September 11, 2013 – Washington, D.C.

Presenting paper on the application of knowledge elicitation to develop rule-based system that represents tacit knowledge used by speech recognition experts to build accurate speech recognizers @ InterSpeech conference
August 27, 2013 – Lyon, France

Speaking on panel @ American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Symposium on Broadening Access and Participation in STEM Education Through Technology
August 21, 2013 – Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to Dr. Kam’s PhD student Anuj Kumar for passing his doctoral thesis proposal presentation!
Enabling Non-Speech Experts to Develop Usable Speech-User Interfaces
July 26, 2013 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Dr. Kam’s PhD student Anuj Kumar for receiving prestigious Siebel scholarship, which is awarded annually for academic excellence and demonstrated leadership to 85 top students from the world’s leading graduate schools in computer science, business, and bioengineering
July 25, 2013 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Presenting paper on how hedonic utility can dramatically extend computer lifespans in lower-income countries @ ACM CHI conference
May 1, 2013 – Paris, France

Speaking on panel @ ACM CHI conference
Invited Special Interest Group session on “Human-Computer Interaction: An Asia Perspective”
May 1, 2013 – Paris, France

Speaking on panel @ Global Education and Skills Forum (with opening keynotes by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair)
Smarter Content, Better Learning
March 16, 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Talk @ UNESCO Regional Consultation Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean
Cross-Regional Experiences from India: Mobiles for Empowering Women and Girls
January 14-15, 2013 – Washington, D.C.

Featured in an interview @ ACM Crossroads magazine
Kelly, R. (2012). Matthew Kam: Technology, Impact and Development. ACM Crossroads special issue on ICT for Development: Bettering our world through technology, 19(2), 61.
Winter 2012

Talk @ UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation Workshop
Toward Program Design: Mobiles for Empowering Women and Girls
November 27-28, 2012 – Bangkok, Thailand

Speaking on panel @ World Innovation Summit for Education
New Entrants: Diversifying Providers
November 14, 2012 – Doha, Qatar

Talk @ United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mobiles for Education Alliance International Symposium
Designing Mobile Learning Initiatives to Enhance Educational Quality and Strengthen School Systems
September 5-6, 2012 – Washington D.C.

Talk @ World Bank
Mobile Learning in Affordable Private Schools in India
June 12, 2012 – Washington, D.C.

Presenting paper on using speech recognition to improving word reading @ ACM CHI conference
May 5-10, 2012 – Austin, Texas

Cited in GSM Association’s mWomen program’s report Striving and Surviving: Exploring the Lives of Women at the Bottom of the Pyramid
March 2012

Conference keynote @ 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL)
Voice-Command Games for Literacy Learning
March 27-30, 2012 – Takamatsu, Japan

Named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate
March 15, 2012 – CMU press release

Featured in The Guardian
March 13, 2012 – United Kingdom

Featured in World Economic Forum report titled Accelerating the Adoption of mLearning: A Call for Collective and Collaborative Action
February 2012

Featured in book Innovation in Education: Lessons From Pioneers Around The World commissioned by Qatar Foundation for World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
November 2, 2011 – Doha, Qatar

Talk @ Virginia Tech
October 27, 2011 – Blacksburg, Virginia

Featured @ Clinton Global Initiative
September 19-22, 2011 – New York City

Featured @ World Economic Forum’s session on “Closing the Education Gap”
September 16, 2011 – Dalian, China

Speaking at panel @ USAID symposium on “Mobiles for Education for Developing Countries”
August 18, 2011 – Bethesda, Maryland

Congratulations to summer interns from India for having their work featured in the press in Ahmedabad Mirror
August 2, 2011 – Ahmedabad, India

Commenced pilot of cellphone-based English literacy learning games with 250 children in 4 low-cost private schools
July 29, 2011 – Hyderabad, India

Presenting paper on technological possibilities for gender empowerment in developing world @ ACM CHI conference
May 7-12, 2011 – Vancouver, Canada

Speaking at panel @ “M is for Mobile” workshop organized by Sesame Workshop India
February 28-March 2, 2011 – Delhi, India

Guest lecture @ Stanford University’s School of Education (Instructor: Dr. Shelley Goldman)
February 24, 2011 – Palo Alto, California

Guest lecture @ University of Pittsburgh’s course on “Principles of Global Health Informatics” (Instructor: Dr. Gerry Douglas)
February 9, 2011 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Talk @ United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Catalyzing the Ecosystem Around Mobile Learning for Development
December 9, 2010 – Washington, D.C.

Talk @ Sesame Workshop
November 5, 2010 – New York City

Speaking on panel @ Third International Conference against Child Labor organized by Telefónica Fundación
Social Networks and Innovations to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America Through Technology
November 4, 2010 – Bogota, Colombia

Speaking on panel @ UNESCO Chair in E-Learning at Open University of Catalonia
Social and Ethical Issues in Education Technologies
October 7, 2010 – Barcelona, Spain

Conference keynote @ International Seminar on Mobile Learning and Development
UNESCO Chair in E-Learning at Open University of Catalonia
October 7, 2010 – Barcelona, Spain

Speaking on panel @ United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Using Mobile Phones for Literacy: Promising Practices and Research
September 8, 2010 – Washington, D.C.
In commemoration of International Literacy Day

Talk @ National University of Singapore
August 6, 2010 – Singapore

Talk @ Ateneo de Manila University
Jully 22, 2010 – Manila, Philippines

Speaking on panel @ Games for Change conference
May 25, 2010 – New York City

Talk @ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
May 24, 2010 – New York City

Talk @ Northwestern University
April 29, 2010 – Chicago, Illinois

Talk @ The World Bank
April 12, 2010 – Washington, D.C.

Guest lecture @ University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education’s graduate class on “Information Technologies for Education and Development in Global Perspective” (Instructor: Dr. Daniel Wagner)
March 31, 2010 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Panel presentation @ Serious Games Summit, Games Developers Conference
March 9, 2010 – San Francisco, California

Talk @ Nokia Research Center
March 5, 2010 – Palo Alto, California

Talk @ Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
March 23, 2009 – Washington, D.C.

Talk @ American Institutes for Research (AIR), International Development Division
March 23, 2009 – Washington, D.C.